​​​​PROJECT UPDATE

The Tech School facility is under construction.

While this is happening, the Tech School host, committee and director are working with partner schools and local industry to finalise initial learning programs and determine administrative and equipment arrangements to ensure the Tech School will be fully functional when it opens mid-2018.


​ABOUT THE PROJECT

Secondary school students from the Banyule and Nillumbik areas will have access to cutting-edge learning at the Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School, hosted by Melbourne Polytechnic.

The Tech School will be a high-tech learning environment. Its innovative education programs will link with local industry to deliver real world learning. Students from 18 partner schools in Banyule and Nillumbik will access the Tech School throughout the year for specialised programs.

Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School will emphasise the vital science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills needed for the 21st century. It will enhance the programs schools provide, and help prepare students for the jobs of the future.


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​​ARCHITECT

The architect is Tec​t​ura.


BUILDER

The builder is Commercial and Industrial Construction Group.​


SITE AND HOST 

Melbourne Polytechnic is hosting the Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School at its Greensborough Campus. Anticipated to open mid-2018, it will be housed in an existing building following an innovative redevelopment and extension. 

The Director of the Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School is
 Marc Blanks. ​


INDUSTRY AND EDUCATION FOCUS 

The Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School will have an education focus aligned to industries predicted to experience strong economic and employment growth: 

  • Scientific and technical services 
  • Healthcare and social assistance 
  • Entrepreneurial skills. 

​ENROLMENT

Secondary students from 18 partner schools will have access to high-tech learning at the cutting edge Banyule-Nillumbik Tech School​.


PARTNERS 

​School partners          

  • Austin Hospital School

  • Bundoora Secondary College

  • Charles La Trobe
    P-12 College

  • Concord School

  • Diamond Valley College

  • Diamond Valley Learning Centre

  • Diamond Valley Special Developmental School

  • Eltham College

  • Eltham High School

  • Greensborough Secondary College

  • Loyola College 

  • Macleod College

  • Montmorency Secondary College

  • Northern College of the Arts and Technology

  • Parade College
  • Plenty Valley Christian College​

  • St Helena Secondary College

  • Viewbank College​


Other Partners 

  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image 
  • Banyule City Council 
  • Banyule Nillumbik LLEN
  • Career Education Association of Victoria 
  • CSIRO
  • Design and Technology Teachers Association
  • Health Ability
  • La Trobe University 
  • Melbourne Innovation Centre
  • Microsoft
  • Nilumbik Shire Council
  • North Link
  • Quantum Victoria
  • Regional Development Victoria 
  • RMIT
  • Royal Society of Victoria

 


More information

For more information about the Tech Schools initiative, visit techschools.education.vic.gov.au or email tech.schools@edumail.vic.gov.au​ ​​​​​​​

PROJECT TIMELINE
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  • SITE SELECTED

  • INDUSTRY FOCUS SELECTED

  • LOCAL GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE ESTABLISHED

  • ​​EDUCATION PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT COMMENCED

  • ARCHITECT APPOINTED

  • TECH SCHOOL DIRECTOR APPOINTED

  • ARCHITECT DESIGNS APPROVED

  •  
    CONSTRUCTION COMMENCED​​​
  • CONSTRUCTION COMPLETE

    Mid 2018

  • ANTICIPATED OPENING

    Mid 2018

The above dates are forecasted only and subject to change.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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Contact us

33 St Andrews Place
East Melbourne
VIC 3002

Email: vsba@edumail.vic.gov.au
Phone: 1800 896 950